(1) Macduff: He did command me to call timely on him. I have almost slipped the hour.
(1) Macduff: I know this is a joyful trouble to you, but yet 'tis one.
(2) Macbeth: The labor we delight in physics pain.
(Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3, page 66, Lines 38, 39, 40 and 41) Macduff and lennox waited for Macbeth to wake up and Macduff asks Macbeth if the king had woken up. One literary device in this visual is the metaphor Macduff uses when asking if the king has awoken yet. The metaphor is that he asks if the king is "stirring" and this is a metaphor because he does not literally mean stirring he actually is asking if the king is moving and awake.
(1) Macbeth: 'Twas a rough night.
(2) Lennox: My young remembrance cannot parallel a fellow to it.
(Macbeth , Act 2 Scene 3, page 66, Lines 42, 43 and 44.) Macduff tells Macbeth the King ordered Macduff to wake the king up early and Macduff says that he's almost missed the time king requested. Macbeth responds saying he'll take Macduff to the king even though he knows he is dead because Macbeth killed him. One literary device from this is when Macduff says he's almost "slipped" the time. He can't literally "slip" the time he's using a metaphor and by slipped he means missed the time.
(2) Lennox: What's the matter?
(1) Macduff: O horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee!
(Macbeth Act 2 scene 3, page 66, lines 43, 44 and 45) Macduff tells Macbeth he knows that having the king at his palace is tough and can be a problem as much as an honor, to which Macbeth replies that the honor he gets from this overshadows the tough part of having the King here. One literary device used in this is an oxymoron. The oxymoron is when Macduff says "joyful trouble" these 2 terms are contradicting as trouble isn't joyful.
Macduff: Approach the chamber, and destroy your sight with a new Gorgon. Do not bid me speak. See, and then speaker yourselves.
(Macbeth, Act 2 scene 3, page 68, lines 57 and 58) Lennox and Macbeth conversate about how the night was very rough and Lennox says he's never seen anything like it. One literary device within this is a metaphor. The metaphor is when Lennox says "fellow" fellow is a man or boy but he uses it to say he can't remember anything like it.
(Macbeth, Act 2 scene 3, page 68, lines 59 and 60.) Macduff screams in shock and Macbeth and Lennox to see what happened. One literary device in this is repetition as Macduff repeats "horror" 3 times to emphasise his shock.
(Macbeth, act 2 scene 3, page 70, lines 66, 67 and 68) Macduff tells Macbeth and Lennox that they should see for themselves what has happened and that it will make them freeze in shock. Macbeth and Lennox walk in and see the King dead. One literary device within this visual is a hyperbole as Macduff says "destroy your sight" he isn't saying it will literally destroy their eyes but just trying to say it's very shocking and terrifying to look at.